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'Stargazing, Lanyon Quoit'. 18x18 inches original art acrylic on canvas. Paintings of Cornwall by Cornish Artist John Dyer. Cornwall Art Gallery

This Cornwall painting is a piece of original art painted with acrylic on canvas with gold and silver leaf by Cornish artist John Dyer. 

The amazing landscape of Penwith in Cornwall and its rich and mysterious ancient history has inspired this new painting from artist John Dyer. The painting is of Lanyon Quoit and the tin mines, bringing together the bronze age, tin mining and contemporary ages into one painting.

A couple relax on the soft grass that surrounds the quoit and gaze at the magical star spangled sky that illuminates the scene. Gold and silver leaf has been applied to the surface of the painting to make it light up as one moves past it. The painting catches the light, literally twinkling like the stars and the silver leaf is used to illuminate Lanyon Quoit too.

Cornish choughs and seagulls join the narrative and shooting stars, resembling ancient green stone axe heads, fly through the sky allowing us to dream, imagine and navigate our way through time in our minds.

A stunning painting that captures so much of Cornwall's history and magic. 

To protect the painting's gilding it has been varnished with a two layer protective gloss UV varnish and is supplied framed and ready to hang.

This piece of Cornish art, 'Stargazing, Lanyon Quoit' by John Dyer, and other original paintings of Cornwall that are for sale on our online Cornwall art gallery, can be purchased securely online. We provide free worldwide delivery to your door.

Item Information

Description Framed Original Painting
Artist Cornish Artist John Dyer (born 1968)
Signed by the Artist Signed by John Dyer
Painting size 18 x 18 inches
Medium Acrylic on canvas with gold and silver leaf.
Finished with a gloss UV varnish to protect the gold and silver.
Framed size 26 x 26 inches
Frame type John Dyer: In the 1950s simple neutral frames became popular for St Ives artists. John chooses an off-white so the lightest tones appear in the painting. The moulding is a variation of 'Salvator Rosa' from Italy. Hand finished in almond white paint.
Ready to hang Strung with picture cord and ready to hang

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